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Reader response: Unintended pregnancy, prenatal care, new-born outcomes, and breastfeeding in women with epilepsy

By oacsireland | September 13, 2019

Alain Braillon, Senior Consultant, University Hospital. 80000 Amiens. (Amiens, France) Susan Bewley, Pr., King’s College (London, UK) Published August 19, 2019 Pennell and Meador rightly expressed…

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1st National Conference on The Consequences of Sodium Valproate (Update)

By oacsireland | May 15, 2019

As you may be aware OACS Ireland attended the 1st National Conference on The Consequences of Sodium Valproate in  Trinity…

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National Conference on the Consequences of Sodium Valproate (Epilim)

By oacsireland | March 15, 2019

For patients & families, healthcare professionals and policy makers Organised by the Health Service Executive, Epilepsy Ireland, OACS Ireland, Trinity…

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Our New Website

By oacsireland | March 14, 2019

Welcome to our new website and the home of OACS Ireland. OACS Ireland is a voluntary group, we provide support,…

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UK Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

By oacsireland | February 18, 2019

UK Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review About the UK Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review which is…

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EMA’s public hearing on Valproate

By oacsireland | September 26, 2017

Yesterday (September 26th), Karen Keely of the FACS Forum Ireland addressed the EMA’s public hearing on valproate in London. The…

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Downloads & Resources

Videos / Media

OACS Ireland: The Story So Far

Public Hearing on Valproate

Epilim (Sodium Valproate): For Patients*

Epilim (Sodium Valproate): For Hospital Doctors*

Epilim (Sodium Valproate): For Neurologists & Psychiatrists*

Epilim (Sodium Valproate): For GPs*

*The Medication Safety Minute Team in conjunction with Dr Colin Doherty, Epileptologist in St. James’s Hospital (SJH), have produced a series of 4 videos to highlight the risks associated with sodium valproate medicines if taken during pregnancy. Each of the videos highlights key points in relation to the management of the issue from a different perspective − that of the patient, the hospital doctor, the specialist (neurologist or psychiatrist), and the GP, respectively. These videos were released during National Epilepsy Week which aims to raise awareness Epilim (Sodium Valproate) in pregnancy.